I never thought the essential role of medical equipments until a cousin was confined to the hospital because of accident. He was driving his motorcycle when an untoward incident happened. It was i guess the saddest part of our family journey. He stayed at the ICU for like a week because it came out that there was an internal hemorrage inside his brain. It was never easy for the family to decide if the cousin would undergo a brain operation not to mention the cost and the small percentage of survival because the equipment in the country is not that technologically high tech. It came to the familys' knowledge that the local hospital has no succesful case yet of brain operation. The doctor who specializes for the brain is indeed hard to find and most likely they resides in the big city because most of the patients go to the latter for check up.
WE learned that the local hospital has no MRI equipment yet. I wish they have even a used mri equipment to address immediate needs but sadly at that time they cant afford to have the equipment in the hospital. When i learned on the net about used ct equipment and used pet ct, what immediately came into my mind is the urge to share the link, I knew it would be a big help especially for patients who cant afford to have their check up at the highly urbanised city.